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bank's safe deposit room. finally the ugly: look at that. a fish jumps out of the water. the fish catches the man and then wouldn't let go. the fish eventually made it back into the water. no word on if that man was seriously hurt. what do you think about that? >> fun to feed the tar pin but would you. time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we told you about a massachusetts school trying to cut down on drinking at school dances. they now have breathalyzers at the entrance. >> here are some of your responses. melissa says breathalyzers before a dance can be a great idea. if the kids don't like it,
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don't go to the dance. >> breathalyzers at the dance seem to go too far. >> it is not the school doing too much. it is the parents and reflection of our culture not doing the right thing from the beginning. thanks to everyone who responded. "fox & friends" starts right now. goodbye. >> it is tuesday, january 15, 2013. you still have trouble saying that? i do. i'm gretchen carlson. the president drawing a hard line with republicans now in congress. >> they even entertain the idea of this happening, the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >>gretchen: but when the president was a senator in congress, he voted not to pay the bills. does that damage his credibility or does it matter at all now that he's president? >> a bombshell confession from lance armstrong
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admitting to oprah he was doping and he wasn't the only one keeping it secret. >> secret microphones installed on basketball players to make sure they don't trash talk on the court. "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: we're like carmelo anthony right now because people have microphones on us to hear what we're going to say. >>eric: make sure we don't do trash talking during the breaks. crazy. >>gretchen: i don't know if it's crazy or not. i guess we'll debate it. it all stems from carmelo anthony and kevin garnett when they got into it. maybe this is a way to try to curb some of that trash talking which is essential if you're a basketball player. i understand. it's an essential part of the game nobody talks about. >>eric: when you start calling somebody's wife a
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serial, you have crossed the line to say it. >>gretchen: let's talk about politics because there is no trash talking in politics. we all know that; right? back in september of 2006, i think it was, president obama -- and 2008, by the way -- when he was a senator, he talked a lot about the debt ceiling. remember, president bush was in office at the time, so senator obama would probably be against some of the things he was talking about, particularly the debt ceiling. the senator called it irresponsible to increase the debt. listen to then-senator obama. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents. number 43 added $4 trillion
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by his lonesome so we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child. that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >>steve: there you've got the president, back then senator, back in the day saying that president of ours, he's running up the bills, and it would be unpatriotic what he's doing. and we cannot raise the debt limit. forward to his administration, and i think this is going to be the fourth time he has asked congress to up the debt ceiling. of course what he said is, i know the republicans want to try to get some sort of spending cuts and stuff like that. i'll deal with it. just not over this. >>gretchen: so yesterday how has he changed now that he's president and he's been in a couple of these debt ceiling fights with republicans? another one is coming up in march. many people believe it is
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the only leverage the republicans hold in any kind of discussions about cutting spending. the president changing his tune now. listen to this. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >>steve: so it was irresponsible for president bush to run up a huge bill. and now that he's president, it's irresponsible if the congress doesn't give him the blank check. let's just point out a couple of things. president bush all by his lonesome racked up about $5 trillion in debt. in eight years. president has racked up $6 four years. so he's better at it. he's a better spending. you guys make the point
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it's hypocritical to call president bush or call america or call congress irresponsible in 2006, 2007, 2008, and very importantly as senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling back then. now he says it's irresponsible. something he was doing yesterday in his press conference in the east room which was confrontational at times. he was bringing out the i'm going to scare you card at times. he said if these guys don't work this out in congress you're not going to get your social security. there are so many people using the expression default. republicans are going to wind up defaulting on our debt. the only way you can default on the federal debt is if the treasury says we're tphrot going to pay -- we're not going to pay the interest on the debt. pat too toomy, the senator from pennsylvania has got a fact
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where they prioritize where the first thing we're going to do, we're going to pay the debt. then we're going to payed social security and veterans and so on. that plan is gaining currency with a number of republicans in the congress. >>gretchen: it's all about how you sell it. one of the ways in which president obama was successful in being reelected was the way in which he simplified the process, in the way he chose buzzwords that seemed to resonate with the american public. remember fair share, millionaires and billionaires. he has a way about breaking it down, whether or not it's actually true, and simplifying the words. and i felt that he was doing that successfully again yesterday. he was challenged by reporters. he was challenged about what he said in 2008 versus what he's saying now. he was challenged aggressively. but in the end he has a knack for simplifying it and breaking it down to the american public. and why was he doing that yesterday? because mid term elections are coming up and he wants
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to blame the republicans now -- >>eric: in two years. can i take issue with that? i don't think he was very good yesterday. i think the american people were watching him. they saw a guy saying give me the checkbook, i got it. i'll take it from here. there's a couple of things he said. he said i won't negotiate with a gun to the head of the american people. i'm not sure that was really resonating with a lot of american people. also he said we saved $2.5 trillion over the last couple of -- where? >>gretchen: i'm not saying everything he said is resonating. >>eric: he said $2.5 trillion -- he was very successful when it came to campaign. he thinks he is still campaigning. >>gretchen: but he is still campaigning for mid term elections. that's my point. >>steve: i think the american people are like you've got four years. you're already complaining about the other guys. we're going to have two or four more years of this.
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we've given you $16 trillion. can't you live within your means? brit hume was with bill o'reilly last night and said the president used his cagey approach blaming the republicans, and why wouldn't he? because so far it worked. >> i think he thinks in each case if republicans resist him and he doesn't get a bill, he gets an issue to use against them. we're less than two years away from a mid term election in which i think he thinks it's possible for him to win control of the house for his party and then it would be katie bar the door. >>eric: if he had a democratic congress with house and senate, he would wind up with the situation he had the first two years. although thr-fps a lot of -- there was a lost stuff the first two years they could have gotten done like immigration reform. >>gretchen: let's call a spade a spade. we did an interview yesterday with frank lutz who has written books about words and messages. in the interview yesterday
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he said if republicans want to be successful, they need to change the words they use to resonate with the american public. that's my point. it's not necessarily i agree with the messaging one way or the other. it's the way in which you do it. >>eric: i think he turned the corner. i think he showed the way he has planned for the second term. remember when he whispered to medvedev stick around for my second term, i'll have a lot more leeway. he looked into the camera and said give me the checkbook. we've done business like this since 1939 when the president put in the debt ceiling for the first time. now it is $18 trillion what they are asking for. he said i'll take the checkbook to change the way washington works, by giving the president the checkbook. congress has always had a balance on the spending. power of the purse.
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i think yesterday he turned the corner and showed the people he has an aggressive agenda. >>gretchen: a five-year-old girl was kidnapped. a camera shows the moment she was snatched from her elementary school. she was found hiding outside in a jungle gym screaming. >> lance armstrong denied it for years. >> if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs, incidents like that could never happen. how clear is that? >>gretchen: now a bombshell confession. reports say he has admitted to oprah in a sit-down interview yesterday that he did take performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong visited his live strong foundation and apologized to staffers. he is now offering to name
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other cheaters. hamid karzai heading back to afghanistan with much more than face time with president obama. karzai revealing the u.s. will be supplying afghanistan with spy drones. the drones will be unarmed. the u.s. and afghanistan are still talking about america's role once coalition forces actually leave in 2014. in a few hours a major law enforcement group will put new york journal news on notice. the affiliated press association, police association that is, of westchester county will hold a news conference to speak out against the paper's decision to publish the names and addresses of registered gun owners. many officers and their families concerned it has put their lives in danger. one officer showing support for law enforcement. >> several thousand law enforcement personnel are coming together that represent tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel throughout the state to make it clear to the journal news that if a single hair is harmed on on
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their personnel or families they are going to holded journal news responsible. >>gretchen: those are your headlines. >>steve: let's talk a little bit about this. carmelo anthony, every time he steps out on the hard court at madison square garden, there is going to be a microphone trained on him and the people he encounters because they want to know what he says to people and they want to know what people say to him, because last week there was a blowup. kevin garnett referred to carmelo's wife, alluded to a serial. and that caused a problem for everybody. >>gretchen: it's a little different than just calling her a cheerio. but there is an important verb in there. "tastes" like a honey nut cheerio. in other words, he had been with his wife and that's what he meant by it.
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it's a little different than calling her a cheerio. >>steve: they're going to record all this stuff in a truck. they have these on the sidelines in football. they're recording them in the truck so if there is a problem they can go what happened there and listen to it. this is an idea by -- >>gretchen: i'm totally fine with it. steve is not fine with it. >>steve: no, i'm fine with it. >>gretchen: you said it was crazy earlier. >>steve: it is crazy. i would hate to have a microphone follow us all through -- >>gretchen: they're in the hallways. they're in the elevators. in the hallways. they're right back here. >>steve: we have microphones in our hallways? >>gretchen: little cameras. for safety. here's my take on it. this guy has a job. so it's a job. it's a job-creating situation. >>steve: he's a spy.
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>>gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," the flu claiming a new victim. the high five. kids are being told to elbow bump. elbow bump. is this a little too much? i figured i was just born that way. i was always on some new, life-stopping diet. and then, weight watchers. it lets me be me. and i naturallyame a healthier me. i amazed myself. get used to it. because when a weight loss program is built for human nature you can expect amazing. introducing the new weight watchers 360 program. join for free and expect amazing. because it works. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit,
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>>steve: it's been a nasty flu season with an outbreak that sent much of the country into a frenzy but that runny nose may not be the flu. it could be fast food. researchers looking at half a million children in 51 countries said they found a link between fast food consumption and severe asthma, eczema and allergies in children. how high is the risk of your child getting sick? we have the vice chairman of the department of urology and minimally invasive surgery at the mount sinai school of medicine. that's all we have time for. i'm kidding. what is it in fast food that could be causing
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symptoms like the runny nose? >> the study doesn't go into detail exactly what causes it. there are many theories. it is a very interesting thing because a lot of times they talk about the environmental factors, the dust, other things that can cause these allergies. fast food, how does that happen? this study doesn't prove it but shows a good association between fast food and these kind of allergies and asthma in children. they have looked over 400,000 kids in many different continents from asia, africa, u.s. and other places. they took into consideration poor versus rich, white versus black, and they really considered all of that. what they're finding out is if you are consuming about three servings of fast food a week, you have over 39% increase in the chance of getting asthma and allergies. this is really important news to a lot of parents. whether it's the hygiene theory -- maybe our kids with the hand wash and all this hand sanitizeation, they are not getting enough
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exposure to bacteria, not building immune system, they're not sure yet. >>eric: the difference between a runny nose and asthma is massive; right? >> that is true. one of it is a real cold. one of them is the effect of the immune system on your body. absolutely. what we're learning tpwr this is the kids who consume a lot of fruits and vegetables didn't have as many reactions. whether this is affecting your bowels and the micro flora, what they're finding is interesting. vitamin c, was really low. >>eric: there is no vitamin c in fast food? >> it lowered -- caused more anti-inflammatory stuff. we know vitamin c prevents a lot of people from getting asthma, a good antioxidant. the big lesson to a lot of parents is cut down on the amount of fast food you feed your children and add more fruits and vegetables.
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>>gretchen: quick headlines for you now. 23 # minutes after the top of the hour. we finally know when secretary of state hillary clinton will testify about the terrorist act in benghazi, lib. january 23. she was scheduled to testify last month before she got sick and suffered a concussion. former president george
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h.w. bush waking up in his own bed this morning. he spent more than two months in the hospital for a bronchitis-related cough. the president says he wishes he could personally thank everyone who sent so many get-well messages. >>steve: what do these four u.s. presidents have in common? anyone with a knowledge of history probably remembers they were all assassinated while in office. what you didn't know is the connection between each of their killers. turns out they've all got something in common. brad meltzer figured it out, the author of "the fifth assassin." good morning. you're at this book signing. a guy comes up to you and says what? >> he says i work in a museum in washington, d.c. and you've got to see what we have. i said what do you have there? he said we have pieces of abraham lincoln's skull, the bones of john wilkes.
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would you like to see it? i go see it. he doesn't have the artifacts from the london assassination. they had the others as well. i start thinking what if they had a serial killer re-creating the crimes of all the assassins. i is that i had's the plot for my -- i said that's the plot for my book. he wants to be the fifth assassin. >>steve: what's the name of this museum? >> the national museum of health and medicine. they moved it skwr d.c. to maryland. i held the bones of booth. and they have garfield's killer's brain. holding a jar with a brain in it; that's a cool day at work. >>steve: that's some museum i've never been to. i've never held a brain before in a museum. you started there, at that museum, and then you wind up with the idea for your new novel. but did you some real
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research. and the four assassins who killed american presidents do have some things in common, don't they? >> they don't do drugs. they're barely drinkers. they're all meticulously neat, of all things. and they are all four men with a cause. that's why they're so successful. when you look at the four assassins together, there are two things they have in common more than anything else. one of them, that cause they just are committed to. two -- this is the interesting part -- they can be divided into two categories: hunters and howellers. howellers -- howlers make a lot of noise. the good news is they rarely take action. hunters are different. they plan, plot and execute. hunters are not interested in howling and howlers are not interested in hunters. all four assassins are
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hunters. >>steve: you are friendly with the bush family. george herbert walker bush helped you with a couple of your books and you talked to him about this as well? >> he wrote me a fan letter a couple of years ago saying he liked one of my novels. he helped me do the research for three of my books. i said to him i can make up whatever i want. this is a thriller, a mystery. i can say whatever i want. we know there are only a few people in the world who know what it's like to live in the white house and know there is an assassin out there or someone who might want to come after him. i said, sir, were you ever afraid of those moments in the white house? he said i can't think of a moment like that. i said what about this moment? he's always quick with an answer; very sharp brain. i realized in that moment that these assassins have a lot in common but so do u.s. presidents. like a sky skraoeurp, a guy -- skyscraper, who
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works on the girder, it is the same for u.s. presidents. fear is not in the job category. >>steve: check out the novel "the fifth assassin." brad, congratulations. 28 minutes from the top of the hour. a major airline worker told to stop wearing a cross or go home. a judge has spoken. the landmark ruling is coming up next. kids, no more high fives, why they're being banned and told to elbow bump instead. first, happy birthday to our old buddy charro. they say she's 62. hoochie-koochie. hoochie-koochie. happy birthday, baby. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son.
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that is the movie he stars in with meryl streep. it made us think of the other internet hit which is grumpy cat. i don't know that one. >>steve: when i saw tommy lee not flinching at the golden globe, i thought he must not have heard it because it was a funny joke and he was in it. any time somebody refers to something you're in, if you didn't hear it, you would probably go what did they just say? but nothing. didn't flinch. >>eric: i watched that. when ben affleck won the award for argo and he thanked the military and you go that's great. then they pan the audience and tommy lee is shown and there is nothing. one of the thing about the golden globes, a lot of people are chatting. the other, they're serving alcohol. it's hard to concentrate when you've had -- what
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were they serving? moet? >>steve: this guy was walking around the audience with the microphone listening -- >>gretchen: that would have been good. that would have been a reality show. maybe tommy lee jones didn't like his performance in "hope springs." he is nominated for his performance in "lincoln" two totally different roles. maybe he was hoping he would get credit for that role as opposed to the other one. who knows. >>steve: 25 minutes before the top of the hour. in a couple of hours vice president joe biden will announce his recommendations from the task force on kurk gun violence -- on curbing gun violence. but some are outraged biden said obama is working on 19 executive orders which would bypass congress. kelly with more. >> congress wouldn't like it, but the president on this topic, according to to what many people have said,
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the president is willing to expend political capital in terms for what he wants to do in terms of curbing gun violence in america. in the wake of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, president obama vowed he would take measures to prevent such massacres from happening in the future. during a news conference at the white house on monday, the president said he will do whatever he can with or without congress. >> i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> some of the proposals the vice president has recommended include -- or may recommend include tighter controls on assault weapons. high-capacity ammunition phag stkaoepbz that have 30 -- magazines that have 30 rounds or more. some members of the national rifle association say the president's focus should include a plan to address not only guns, but
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mental illness as well. >> this is a very important constitutional right, and we are very dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that standpoint. what we want to focus on are ways to make sure that people with serious mental difficulties are kept away from firearms. >> president obama told reporters his plan is not to take anyone's guns away nor infringe on their right to bear arms. >> those who oppose any commonsense gun control or gun-safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away. >> the n.r.a. has made it very clear it is adamantly opposed to any measure that
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will ban assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines. the n.r.a. predicts the president will not be able to get any congressional passage on anything akin to that. a source does tell fox news, as you've mentioned, steve, earlier, the task force has identified 19 different options the president could implement through an executive order. of course that would clearly create a stir and fight on capitol hill. >>steve: capitol hill hates to get bypassed. thank you very much. >>gretchen: to your other headlines, former kansas city chief linebacker jovan belcher was drunk when he killed his girlfriend and himself. his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit yet when cops found him passed out in his car hours before the shooting, they did not arrest him. later belcher shot, murdered his girlfriend, nine times. then he drove to his practice facility and ended
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up killing himself. >>eric: a british woman who got in trouble for wearing a cross to work has won a discrimination case. she was sent home without pay from her job at british airways for refusing to remove a silver cross around her neck. today a court of human rights agreed. it ordered the airline to pay her 32,000 euros or about $5,000 in restitution. >>gretchen: new york top cop ray kelly wants to put fake pill bottles in pharmacies with real supplies to track robbers. >>eric: our fears over the flu, widespread flu outbreak getting out of hand? at least one new york city youth sports group is discouraging kids from giving high fives and fist
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bumps. the manhattan soccer club sent parents an e-mail warning them the safest thing to do instead is to touch elbows. elbow-five bump. i agree with that. i like that idea, elbow bump. >>gretchen: in big groups over the weekend they were telling people don't shake hands. >>steve: it will be interesting to see if the catholic church suspends signs of peace during the cold or flu season. check out this video from glendale, arizona. a family making the most of the chilly weather, turning their frozen pool into a hockey rink. it wasn't thick enough to stand on but they were able to pass the puck. maria molina joins us now. maria, it is not frozen everywhere like it is there in arizona, but it is chilly in the middle. >>maria: very cold out west. we have temperatures still below freezing across places in arizona. you're going to continue to enjoy that hockey. but as we head into the next couple of days, you're
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going to be seeing temperatures rise all across the west. good news for you guys. back to more normal levels out there across the west. across the northeast also returning to normal. temperatures much chillier today. 36 now in new york city. those temperatures will continue to drop over the next several days. by friday we're looking at a high temperature in new york city around 30 degrees. we have a frontal boundary across portions of the east producing areas of rain across portions of the mid-atlantic. this front will retreat across the northeast by tonight producing areas of snow, accumulating three to six inches across interior sections of the northeast. across the south, a half an inch of ice across northern portions of louisiana, mississippi. we're looking at that possible yet again today. >>steve: maria molina in the weather center, thank you very much. >>gretchen: a huge announcement from the nation's largest retailer today. how wal-mart is about to help out our nation's vets in a big way.
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but can president obama really do that? keeping in line with the second amendment. >>eric: judge andrew napolitano challenged that idea. standing with the constitution, a stance that found him squaring off with the "new york times." they're coming after you. >> i was surprised saturday morning. i knew something happened because the number of e-mails exceeded what they are on a saturday morning saying look at the "new york times." they're going after you. >>gretchen: this is what you said that got them going. >> here's the dirty little secret about the second amendment. the second amendment was not written in order to protect your right to shoot deer. it was written to protect your right to shoot tyrants if they take over the government. >> that was just a little blurb in the d.c. bureau.
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our colleague greta van susteren walked around the bureau asking if you want to say anything for greta. it was -- >>eric: explain that. >> the second amendment was not written to protect the rights of hunters because the people who wrote it already assumed everybody had the right to hunt because that's the way a lot of them gathered food for their families and for their businesses. but they had just finished fighting a revolution against a tyrant, king george iii and the mightiest army and navy known to the world at the time, that of great britain. the only way they were able to do that was because they had the arms and armaments with which to fight the tyrants. to make sure the government here would not do the same thing the british had done to the colonists, they made certain britain would not
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interfere with the right to protect ourselves, another one of those checks and balances. before somebody in the idea got a crazy idea they had to think twice. that is the purpose behind the second amendment. when you're a politician saying it's for hunting, that's code for i don't believe in the second amendment. >>gretchen: "the new york times" heard that little clip. it's amazing what they watch; right? >> yes. >>gretchen: here's the quote one of their columnists had about you. these extremists -- i guess they're talking about you, judge -- make sensible gun control hard to address because they skew the conversation away from common sense solutions in which both rational gun owners and non-gun owners can agree. how do you respond? >> either we have a second amendment or we don't. the whole purpose of the constitution was to preserve individual rights, whether it's speech, travel, privacy or self-defense, from the overwhelming passion of the public. right now the public is
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passionate about this because we are still grieving over the horrific massacre; something none of us thought we would see in our lives, that took place in newtown. the question is: should law-abiding citizens lose a fundamental liberty because of what some crazies amongst us have done? we have almost always answered that question "no." we look out for and prosecute the crazies. we don't take the rights away from those who don't abuse them. >>eric: take it one step further, the founding fathers did when they wrote that amendment, they said the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. it takes it one step further, doesn't it? >> yeah, eric, and i appreciate you mentioning that. it is really one of the clearest parts of the constitution, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, meaning the government shall not, may not interfere with this. the supreme court has said in your own home, in your backyard, on your property
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you have an absolute right to have a weapon. >>gretchen: real quickly because we started the segment saying the president talked about possibly 19 executive orders. people have disagreed with me on this show that he has the ability to do that. now they are saying 19 executive orders. what can you do? >> we need to see them. >>steve: they would probably be limited in scope. >> technically theoretically, an executive order regulates the federal government's administration of the law. so it can't target any individual. it can target the way the feds administer the law. he could say to the d.e.a., i want you to start harassing gun dealers, make it more difficult for them to import or to transport guns. one of the worst things he might do that's being discussed is he could say to the e.p.a., the environmental protection agency, there's lead in bullets. let's start charging people more for the bullets because lead impairs the atmosphere. they tried that in chicago, and it was defeated. once we see that list, we'll know whether or not the president and this administration are faithful
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to their oaths, their solemn oaths to uphold the constitution, which includes the second amendment. >>steve: judge thank you very much. straight ahead, a former marine once tied to a bed in mexican prison speaking out for the very first time. what he's saying about how he survived. and it involved a bible. and then the president says he's not negotiating on the debt ceiling. what does that mean for our economy? senator rob portman says he's got an idea and alternative. that senator up next. here he comes.
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>>gretchen: welcome back. how big of a threat is our national debt? one theme from the hbo film "too big to fail" spells out the risks pretty clearly. watch it. >> the threats from russia, they suggest we coordinate and without warning dump hundreds of billions of if fannie's and freddie's bonds on to the market. the amount of debt your country carries is a terrible vulnerability. >>gretchen: a terrible vulnerability. senator rob portman couldn't agree more. he's a member of the senate finance committee and former budget director for george w. bush. good morning to you, senator. when we hear this vulnerability, you agree with that; right? >> absolutely. the president yesterday said we need to raise the debt limit because we have to pay our bills. we're at historic levels,
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$130,000 per family right now, over $16.5 trillion. yes, we need to raise the debt limit at some point but we have to do it in the context of getting the spending under control. the president says we need to pay our bills. he misses the point. the point is we need to adjust what bills we're paying and how we're paying them. >>gretchen: when he was a senator in 2008 he said the opposite when president bush wanted to raise the debt ceiling. do you think his message about paying the bill resonates with the american public? do you think they delve into the details like you do and understand exactly what's going on? >> it is a compelling message saying we need to pay the bills we've racked up. it misses the point. think about it in terms of a credit card. if you have a son or daughter who exceeds the limits, what do you do? first, probably rip the card. second, say we need to change our spending habits. this is what the president won't do. he said yesterday we have not connected the debt limit with deficit
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reduction. nothing could be further from the truth. in the past three decades the only thing that has worked in washington to get the spending under control is to tie debt spending to a limit. gramm-rudman. it is a tool that can and should be used. >>gretchen: he seems to think it has nothing to do with spending. what would be your counter to that? >> it has everything to do with spending. again, it's been the most effective tool to be used to try to get washington to finally begin to tighten its belt and do the right thing. if we don't, the country does become bankrupt. some would grew it already -- some would argue it already is, as we saw in that hbo -- hank paulson looked good. >>gretchen: he wasn't playing himself. unfortunately we're out of time, but this discussion could go on and on. >> the american people want us to deal with this issue,
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. it is tuesday, january 15, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you're gonna have a fantastic day. the president says it's time to raise the debt ceiling or else. >> republicans and congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irs with responsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >> gretchen: will blaming republicans when he's the one not willing to negotiate? we report and you decide. >> eric: after a decade of denial, lance armstrong comes clean, but he's not done. the cheater now turning rat? a man -- we'll explain. the man who has known him since high school joins us this hour.
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>> steve: plus, he was lock up in a mexican prison on trumped up gun charges. this morning marine veteran jon hammmar describes how the bible helped get him through. "fox & friends" hour two for this tuesday starts right now. >> steve: welcome aboard, eric bowl not guilty for brian kilmeade. >> eric: good to be here. >> gretchen: you can see him on "the five" every day. so he's doing double duty today. you'll probably be talk being this, the president and his press conference yesterday when he was talking about the debt ceiling. he seemed to change his tune when he was senator and chastised president bush for asking congress to raise the debt ceiling back then. he said it would be irresponsible. this time he said the opposite, that it would be a responsible for -- irresponsible for members
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of congress not to raise the debt ceiling. some people are asking which is it? >> steve: the "washington post" column titled "no more mr. nice guy" and observes at the conclusion of the president's press conference yesterday, he said, you know, i'm a pretty friendly guy, he said, after beating up republicans during much of what he had to say. he made it very clear, i'm willing to work with the republicans on doing something about some spending cuts and maybe something about entitlements, but i can't do it right now with the debt ceiling debate. won't do it and won't allow the gun to be placed against the head of the american public. >> eric: he used that kind of reference. important to note in 2006 from the senate floor, snort obama used these words. he said leadership means the buck stops here. america has a debt and failure of leadership. america deserves better. therefore, i intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. that was him then, but here he is now saying it's irresponsible
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for the republicans in the house don't give him the free check to spend what he wants. >> gretchen: charles krauthammer on "special report," you see him there most nights on the panel. he had this interesting observation. >> the tone of this address was quite remarkable. he talked about republicans being suspicious of social security and medicare, about the oldest saw that you could hear from -- then he added, ask suspicious of government's role in making sure that impoverished children get food. now, that's a little bit over the top. that's libel. then he said, yes, i love hanging out at congressional picnic with these people who want to starve america's children. interesting invitation. >> steve: the president also talked about, unless they raise the debt limit. >> people's veterans and social security checks will be late. he didn't say they wouldn't get them, he said they would be
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late. the national debt now. he said the republicans essentially want our country to default on the debt, which is -- you got to understand this, so many people have been misusing this term. we can only default if the u.s. treasury says we're going to stop paying the interest on the debt. nobody is suggesting that. in fact, pat toomey will plan to prioritize things where first thing we do in a situation like this is meet our obligation, pay off our debt service and then pay social security, medicaid, medicare, and write down the priority chain. >> eric: there was six questa press questions. two on guns, four on the debt. both occasions, both times the president indicated he was more than willing to go around congress and use executive order to get whatever he wanted on both of them if he needed to. >> gretchen: good thing we have stuart varney coming up in ten minutes to expound upon that topic. now a developing story, a
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five-year-old girl seen on camera being kidnapped just found. surveillance video showed her the moment she was snatched from her elementary school in philadelphia. watch this. amazing. she left with a woman in a muslim veil who pretended to be her mother. the good samaritan found the girl hiding under a jungle gym on a playground outside philly screaming. she was rushed to the hospital. her parents are there now. busted. pakinstani court reportedly ordering the arrest of the country's prime minister over corruption allegations. the case involves private power stations set up to provide electricity to the energy starved country. the bidding process was allegedly rigged. it comes as thousands are rallying against the government now for a second day. in a few hours, major law enforcement group will put new york's journal news on notice. the affiliated police association of westchester county will hold a news conference to speak out against the paper's decision to publish the names and addresses of
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legally registered gun owners. many officers and their families concerned the paper has put their lives in danger. >> several thousand law enforcement personnel are coming together that represent tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel throughout the state to make it absolutely clear to the journal news that the single hair is harmed on any of their personnel or their families, that they're going to hold the journal news personally responsible. >> gretchen: journal news publisher and editor continue to defend publishing the information, although they have not granted any interviews on that. new details in the death of natalie wood. a coroner's report revealed she did have bruises on her arm and leg before drowning. as a result, coroner's changed her cause of death to drowning and other undetermined factors. wood died back in 1981 following a party on a boat with her then husband robert wagner and actor christopher walken. her body was found floating in the water.
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those are your headlines. interesting that they thought there might be criminal charges coming out of that. so we'll have to pay to say that. >> steve: lance armstrong denied doping for decades. >> sick and tired of these allegations and we'll do everything we can to bite them. they're untrue. >> critics and skeptics, i'm sorry to you. i'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. i was on my death bed. you think i'm going to come back into a sport and say, okay, doctor. i just want to go sport? no way. would never do that. >> gretchen: now the disgraced cyclist apparently coming clean, admit to go oprah that he used performance enhancing drugs to win seven tour defrance titles. >> eric: so what happens to the money and his charity and will he now turn on his teammates? our next guest has known lance since he was 15. co-founder of competitor magazine, mr. bob babbitt. there is the question, a lot of people are saying if he does admit to doping, he's opening
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him stove a lot of lawsuits. is he going to be liable? >> you know, i think that's really open to conjecture. i'm not really positive what legally he's going to be responsible for. i think lance's move at this point is his legacy going to be live strong, the charity. and i think he needs to move forward. i think the sport of cycling needs to move forward and none of that happens until he admits what he has done taking performance enhancing drugs. >> steve: there is a story, bob, out there that apparently yesterday before he sat down with oprah, he went to livestrong and apologized for the trouble that the doping scandal caused the mission there at the cancer charity. you have known him for a very long time and you have -- you heard him say nope, i'm not doping. >> right. >> steve: but you had suspicions all along. >> not all along. going back to 15 years old,
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lance was a professional triathlete at the age of 15. competing against the best in the world. he was the greatest athlete i've ever seen and ever covered in my long years of being in the world of endurance. in 1990 when he moved to cycling and became part of the super montgomery schooling team, his coach told me this kid has diamond legs. lance has always been a folk in terms of an athlete. so when all these accusations started in the late '90s when lance came back from cancer, we all looked at it and thought, hey, '98, there was a big scandal. '99, when lance came back, cycling was reborn. and we all believed the sport was clean. >> gretchen: of course, because it was such a feel good story. >> absolutely. >> gretchen: how could this man possibly overcome what did he as far as his health concerns and then go on it win these? people didn't want to believe that he was lying and cheating. >> of course not. >> gretchen: to the american public. so my question is: since you know him so well, if in fact
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this is all true, that he was cheating his way through all these years, what does that say about the psyche of a person who can live with a lie like that every single day? >> you know, it's a flaw. it's obviously a major flaw when you're able to -- not just live with a lie, but brutalize people who come out and say hey, we think there's a problem in this sport. we think that there is drug use in the sport. and to be the bully, to be the guy who shuts these people down and says -- brings his wrath down upon them, that says that this guy has a severe flaw. but if he can come back and say to move forward, i need to come forward and tell the truth. i think is a very forgiving country. i think people would look at lance and say, it's great you're coming forward.
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we can't forgive what you did, but this is a great first step. >> eric: let me throw something out as well. i have a personal story. i lost a mother and a sister to cancer and while they were fighting it, they looked to lance armstrong for hope for some sort of hey, i can fight this. i can live a little longer and i can have a little quality life while i fight it. doesn't he deserve some credit for that? >> absolutely. i think what lance has done is he changed the attitude of the cancer -- somebody afflicted with cancer. before it was, you have a death sentence. you have cancer. you don't know what to do. what lance did is he brought the aggressive nature that they took to cycling and brought it to fighting cancer. he was able to say, screw it. i'm going to do the research. i'm going to get throughout and figure out what i can do to get over this and get past this. and he did. that motivated so many other people. i think if five years ago, lance had come out and said, the sport of cycling is flawed. the culture of the sport was doping, i was involved in that
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doping. at the same time, i've done so much to help people afflicted with cancer. while i'm sorry for what i did, i'm also happy for what i've accomplished -- >> gretchen: shouldn't you rat other people out? should he rat other people out? >> i think he needs to tell the whole story. you can't say i did drugs. the question is, who else did them? no comment. thatten doesn't work. if you're coming forward u -- you got to come forward 1,000%. >> steve: the cover of the new york post they dropped the v, lie strong. it is going to be part of his legacy. it's interesting, bob, in the "wall street journal" today, they say that this is all part of his campaign to restore his image because going forward, he wants to compete in those super triathalons, which because doping folks have said lifetime ban, he can't. >> the deal is, it's funny, i just interviewed the three-time
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ironman world champion. i asked if lance was at the starting line, how would he have done? he said, realistically could have won the race. he has that type of talent, at the age of 40. >> gretchen: bob babbitt, appreciate your thoughts on the whole situation this morning. >> any time. thank you for your time. >> gretchen: he was locked up in a mexican prison on bogus gun charges. this morning, jon hammmar describes what happened. >> eric: then is he paying your bills with your credit card? the president thinks so, but not stuart varney [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest.
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not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. and we are not a dead beat nation. >> gretchen: so is that a fact or scare tactic? we're looking at the myths of default with stuart varney. what did you make of that? >> i thought the president made some misleading, certainly provocative statements at that press conference yesterday. myth number one, we are not going to default. if the congress does not raise the debt ceiling, we do not default. we do not default. we have 2 1/2 trillion dollars worth of tax revenue coming into the treasury every year. we can use some of that money to pay our interest on our debt. we will meet our obligations on our debt regardless of the debt ceiling. we will not default. that is an absolute, we will not default. the idea that we will if we don't raise the debt creel something an absolute flat out myth.
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>> gretchen: what else did he say you didn't agree with? >> the use of the expression, dead beat nation, that really is talking down america. the president is encouraging congress, encouraging america to pay its bills using a credit card to pay its bills, using borrowed money to pay its bills. that credit card will never be paid off and the balance on it will never be paid down. that is dead beat behavior and that should be pointed out. by using that expression, the president is talk down america. we stand not as tall in the eyes of the world when the president uses that kind of language. >> gretchen: could it also be he was talking down to republicans because he thinks right now that he has the majority of the american people on his side? to me, his words, whether or not they're true, resonate with some americans because he simplifies his message and do you think the people trial going to take the time to delve into them? >> no, they will not. no.
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the people -- many, many people will take the president at face value because that was a campaign speech yesterday. that wasn't a news conference. that was campaign speech. all the blame rests with the republicans. a very simple message from the president. blame the republicans. it is their fault. he will never cut spending. he will never reform entitlements. he will run up the debt forever, just raise that debt constantly. deal that. but the message that most voters will get from that press conference yesterday is it's the republicans' fault. they are doing it to us. they will cause this default. >> gretchen: i imagine he'll be talk being this at length on varney and company because it is the "fox business" network. it deals with money and debt. 9:20 a.m. eastern. a smile on your snakes always. >> gretchen: good to see you. new principal under fire for film ago terminator parody to introduce himself to students. some parents are outraged.
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>> eric: time for news by the numbers. 19. that's how many options the president could implement for executive order on gun control. next, $216 billion. that's the total cost of regulations the obama administration created last year alone, according to the american action forum. finally, 73%. new study says that's how much women can lower their risk of heart attack if they just eat
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onions five times a week. make sure you carry mints with you, ladies. steve? >> steve: what about garlic? mean while, time means everything, right? there are some right times to go shopping for things that you want, so what should you buy right now in january and what should you not buy in january? let's talk to personal finance expert, vera givens. good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: just like we have an agenda, we need stuff. the retailers and service organizations, they've got times when they sell things at special prices and not so special prices. >> the special prices now starting with the exercise equipment. treadmills, ellipticals, apparel. >> steve: is a good time to buy fitness equipment? >> very good time. discounts of 30, 40, maybe 50% off in some instances. so if you lost a few pounds, looking to extend momentum, now would be a very good time to invest in your home exercise equipment. on the don't buy list, gym memberships. >> steve: this is when everybody buys them. >> that's why.
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that's why. they don't need to offer you the discount. the gyms are loaded with newbies. everyone makes resolutions, so the gyms are flooded with new people. come march, april, they'll be gone. >> steve: the best time to buy is the last day of the month? >> exactly. off lot of negotiating power. >> steve: what about gadgets? what should we buy or not buy? >> the electronics show came and went. so whatever it left is at clearance prices. >> steve: 'cause it's last year's stuff? >> right. tablets, computer monitors, blu-ray players, tv's, very good deals over black friday, but the very best deals would be around super bowl sunday. deal news says that's the best time it buy the 60-inch, super size hd tv. it's the new 55. >> steve: don't buy them now? >> wait a few more weeks. around super bowl sunday, you'll find the most notable price drops. >> steve: is a time of year when a lot of people are stuck in their houses and sitting this and they're thinking, i could really use a new couch.
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buy furniture right now. >> very good time to buy furniture and linens and towels. the white sales are going on. furniture sales are very good this time of year. in part because it's a very slow time for them. but new models come out in february and then in august. so the old models are discounted the month before, which would be now and july. so furniture, sofas, tables. mattresses is one you want to hold off on? >> steve: why? >> president's day sale. >> steve: of course. that's when they have the big sales. >> big blowouts. hold off. if you've got a lumpy mattress, maybe you can wait another month to replace it. >> steve: winter wear. it is freezing outside. perfect time to buy a new coat, right? >> very good time. this is when retailers start getting ready for the spring gear. so they start the initial markdowns on the winter coats. maybe 30, 40% off. the deals become more significant in a month or two. but there is not going to be much left. if you find a winter coat you like, i would buy it now. what you don't want to buy is the winter sporting goods.
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skis. >> steve: snow boards. >> all that stuff. there is high demand for the stuff. so you want to wait until the end of the season. april, may, when just about everything is discounted across the board. >> steve: fantastic advice. look how much money you saved us. >> you want to buy a bike, you could do that. buy a bike. no one is buying them! >> steve: with a banana seat. always a pleasure, thank you very much. >> thanks. >> steve: all right. that was good advice. meanwhile, he was locked up in a mexican prison on trumped up gun charges. this morning, jon hammer describes in detail for the very first time what saved him when he was chained to that bed. then a giant fish turns the tables on this fisherman. the unbelievable video that we've got. oh, man. (screaming) [ale announcer ] staples is the number-one
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>> gretchen: fox news alert. new video right now from africa where a fight is building against al-qaeda which carved out a section of mali for itself. well, army chiefs from countries surrounding mali are preparing to send in thousands of troops. they'll lead french war troops who led an all night bombing campaign trying to drive out islamist rebels. >> steve: why is that so important? because the united states is joining the fight. greg joins us live from london
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with more. >> yeah, the french military keeping up that new fight against these al-qaeda-linked islamists in mal, and learning more details about the u.s. involvement in that fight. first what the french are doing, they staged bombing run through the night against rebel targets and the more ground troops from france are being brought in. this has 750 there now. 2500 is the target. the militants include members of the al-qaeda in the islamist group, the same group suspected of ties to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, last year. they have occupied the northern part of this former french colony of mali and when they started to move south last week, that's when france moved. panetta is in europe this week. he's in portugal right now. he's explaining what the u.s. preparations to provide support would be. they could include transport soon of some 500 french troops
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down to africa. that might include some support american troops on the ground in the region. also refueling of french fighter jets. already happening, we are told, the sharing of intelligence coming from satellites satellitd drones in that reign. we spoke to u.s. military officials this morning. they still can't give us exact details of what we might be doing. the u.k. is transporting cargo and can did is helping out. all of this preempts a u.n.-backed multi lateral plan to allow mostly african troops ordeal with these rebels. but again, things got ahead of themselves. so now those troops are expected to come in early. france is still saying they're only going to be there a couple of weeks. but the islamists now are controlling a part of that country which is the size of texas. it is a big job. i know, guys, that i've been speaking to u.s. military officials over the past couple months. they have been very reluctant, very reticent to get u.s. involved unless everything is prepared. i'm sure they're still very
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cautious about that now. i've been speaking to administration critics and they say once again, perhaps the obama administration might be leading from behind. back to you. >> steve: all right. greg live in london during the noon hour there, thank you. >> gretchen: remember when mitt romney brought up mali in one of those debates? he was talking about al-qaeda may be coming back and now it's apparently playing out there. one of the big stories coming out of mexico, was that u.s. former marine, i guess they're never former, because marine who was on his way to costa rica and was stopping through mexico on the way and he had this gun from his grandfather. apparently the u.s. border patrol told him it's okay to bring it in the country. when he got there, it wasn't and he ended up inex olympic plea in a mexican prison for four months and had a rough time. remember this photo? this shows him chain to do a bed at one point. >> steve: yeah. as it turns out, the reason he was there in that situation, by the way, that's a supply closet. he was chained to the bed.
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the reason they put him there apparently, the story goes, is they were trying to proceed he effect him -- protect him from the other inmates. this story we brought you originally. we're the first show to tell but that and have his mother on. last night he was on with bill o'reilly where he talked about he still loves mexico, but those other inmates in that prison could have been the death of him. listen. >> did they give you breakfast, lunch and dinner like they would in a u.s. prison? >> no. where i was, i was away from the general population and where all the food is. so usually i would get at least one meal a day, sometimes i could go 24 hours without that. then other times i could get more than a meal a day and snack off, you know, things that people feeling sorry would help me out. >> so they didn't give you a likear meal program. it, they'd come by with some
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food for you. and water, did you have access to water? >> luckily i had access to water. >> what was the fear factor as far as you're concerned? were you afraid for your life in there? were you fearful? >> i moon, there was definitely a time in there where i had to keep that in mind, but i wouldn't really concentrate on that because i didn't want that to make me have any snakes or anything like that -- mistakes or anything like that. >> how did you pass the time? >> it was very slow. it's a lot of being inside your head, you know. it's difficult. >> was there anything you could do? do you have any books? did you have any radio, anything like that? >> i had two books while i was in there that i got from the american consulate. >> and they were? >> i read them. i read "the last stand of fox
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company." it's about the marine corps in north korea. and i also read the bible. i read the whole old testament and almost all the new testament. >> steve: where blame him, i would, too. apparently the inmates, when he was in that jail, were intimidating him and trying to extort money to keep him alive, the message was, if we don't get the money, we're going to kill you or we got people on the outside, we'll kill your family. >> gretchen: remember when we first interviewed his mom on this program, she told us about those extortions. she said he was able to sometimes phone her and tell her that he was being extorted for that kind of money, but they never paid the money. and it's interesting, they didn't come public for some time because they were fearful if they did, that these inmates, who were trying to extort them, would kill him. >> eric: he actually told bill o'reilly a little later in the interview that about the last month that he was being held, he realized that there were shows like fox friends friends and "the o'reilly factor" and what not who were on his side trying to get him out, making the american public aware and
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putting pressure on the mexican government. he also did say he had no bad feelings toward the mexican government because it was more the inmates than the government. >> steve: glad he's home. >> gretchen: now to your headlines and a fox news alert. new video, a woman steals a train, yes, a train and slam it is into an apartment building. it happened this morning outside stockholm, sweden. the train was empty. the woman, a cleaning lady, drove about a mile where it jumped the tracks and crashd into a building. she was seriously hurt. police say she was born in 1990, making her most 23 years old. the motive not yet known. >> steve: a new high school principal under fire after showing his terminator parody to introduce himself to the kids. >> we are all doomed. >> steve: okay. the video shows eric newman
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walking the halls of the massachusetts school as the terminator, saying we're all doomed. reaction? mixed. >> i've known mr. norman since he was at the school for -- a principal there. he's been nothing but really a great principal. >> they overexaggerated. they went too far. >> i looked at it and i said principal is a great principal and i take as it was a mistake. >> steve: well, the superintendent is going to decide on whether or not to suspend him. >> eric: talk about a bait and switch. >> oh, my god! get him! >> eric: that man was holding food over the water in florida when the tarpin jumped out of the water and grabbed his arm. the man wrestled the fish for quite some time before the fish
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made it back into the water. >> gretchen: i'm not feeding tarpen anymore. >> eric: they're fish! >> gretchen: they do that in the caribbean -- kids can do that. i guess that puts an end to that. >> eric: don't try this at home. >> steve: yeah, kids. let this be a lesson. all right. let's talk weather and let's go down and take a look right here. as you can see, this is from our fox affiliate. there's a wintery mix deep in the heart of dallas, texas. check it out. these are live pictures out of the metroplex. flurries making for a slip year and slow ride for many people. 6:40 a.m. central time as folks head to work. somebody already at work is maria molina in the weather center. hello. >> good morning. that's right. we have snow in dallas. there is even some reports of lightning with that snow. we could see accumulations as high as an inch. not too bad, but you're still going to look at slippery roads across dallas where it's a very chilly morning. 30 degrees. as that temperature the reason why you're seeing that in the
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form of. >> no, sir very cold. 13 now in minneapolis. only 1 degree in denver. 39 in los angeles. and below freezing in the city of phoenix. again, very cold air. very widespread across most of the country. eventually that cold air will make its way across the northeast as we head into the next couple of days. right now we've stalled frontal boundary. now pretty much dry for the most part. this front will retreat back into the northeast as we head into later on tonight and into tomorrow morning producing snow across the interior sections, as much as six inches of snow can fall in some spots. that's interior portions of the northeast, maybe a wintery mix across some of the bigger cities. across the south, the problem is some of the temperatures are cold enough that we're seeing freezing rain across northeastern parts of louisiana, mississippi and western tennessee, accumulations have already been reported as high as
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a half inch. that's a concern with trees coming down, power out annuals, and of course, dangerous conditions on the roadways. please be careful out here. we have an ice storm warning in effect until this evening. guys? >> steve: on top of that, it is really cold there, too. maria, thank you very much for the weather. >> gretchen: when you have millions to spend on a house and you're a sports star, who do you call? >> when pro athletes get traded, need a second home? that's where i come in. >> gretchen: going to tell his story, coming up next. >> eric: show me the appraisal. then take a look at this. a half court shot and 1,000 bucks. >> gretchen: no way. >> steve: that's good for 500. >> eric: yeah. exactly, steve. a half. >> gretchen: blow on it. ♪ ♪
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>> gretchen: 45 minutes after the top of the hour. a developing story for you now overnight. italy suspending activity at its consulate in benghazi, pulling its staff out. the move comes after gunmen opened fire on the italian consul's car over the weekend. he was not hurt. and a half court missed. another story to see. >> oh, my! >> gretchen: that's in. the ball gets stuck on the back of the rip. $1,000 prize, hanging in the balance. the ball never moved. the they decided, atlanta hawks decided to give him the prize money anyway. >> eric: they should have given double. >> steve: absolutely. speaking of basketball players and football players, need find a new house in less than 48 hours? if you're a pro athlete, our next guest will help you find one anywhere in these united
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states. >> when pro athletes get traded, become free agents or need a sect home, that's where i come in. my name is jason. we match the world's greatest at at leasts with the most unique properties. they call me jerry mcguire. you worry about house. i'll worry about -- >> steve: real estate agent to the pros, jason abrams. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: so i understand -- when somebody gets traded to a new team, that means they got to go to a new town. get you on the horn and say what? n they say, meet noem. usually they have 48 hours to get it done. which means we're flying in, looking at everything in their price range. they're flying in the next day, we're picking them up in a limousine and they're seeing the best three homes. nine times out of ten they're pick one. >> gretchen: how do you do that? can you be a real estate agent in every state? you have to be licensed in particular states? >> i am. i'm licensed in a lot of different states. we also have local abrams team
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affiliates everywhere in the country. >> eric: do you work with the nba, nfl directly? i know some of the -- if i'm not mistaken, you have to be approved to work with the athletes? >> financial advisors have to be approved. real estate agents don't. which is up with of the problems with our industry because in some states t takes five days to become a real estate agent. so it guarantees not awful us are created equal. so we don't work directly with the leagues. it's the financial advisors and the acts referring us. >> steve: so a guy says okay, go find me house. you look for three houses. what are you looking for for him? i know a lot of them are really tall. so you got to have a big house. >> that's the thing. we're trying to find a home that is unique, and b, that fits. imagine if you only fit into half of the showers in the world. and you didn't fit into any of the bathtubs and your closet, everything was wrinkled. >> steve: you're looking for the big house? >> right. and then something unique and something private and most athletes want to have something that no one else has. >> gretchen: of course. so that brings us to the resale. do you also handle that for them when they got traded? 'cause sometimes it's hard to
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unload these really expensive houses in these particular cities that don't have a lot of them. >> that's right. i'm the last face you see when you're leaving town and the first one you see when you're new in town. we're really cognizant of the fact if we sell you an alba, to we'll have to sell it. >> steve: i love the fact you kind of pitch this idea to hdtv. you said you took a ten-minute video of what you do and made the pitch and obviously it worked 'cause they bought it. >> no question. we had offers from a lot of different networks. we chose hdtv. >> eric: off lot of athletes you found homes for? >> a lot. more than five or ten. >> steve: check out the show tuesdays at 11, "scoring the deal." thank you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, if you're looking for work, stay right here. cheryl casone is up next with the top five companies hiring right now. >> eric: first on this day in history, 1992, "black or white" by michael jackson was numero
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>> eric: yesterday the president said he expects 2013 to be a good year for the economy and a good year for hiring. so what companies are hiring now? let's ask cheryl casone from the "fox business" network. she joins us now, ricky every week. >> today i wanted to wear orange to match your tie, good morning, how are you? rent a center, what we saw was a huge expansion for rent a center during the economic down turn because everyone was renting, people were losing their homes, moving into smaller places. they rented furniture. 500 jobs, customer accounts, assistant managers, things like
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that. they're based in plano, texas. 3,000 stores across the country. all of this is retail work, but you can manage the store. the pay is pretty decent. >> eric: mass mow. >> medical devices. a lot of companies are laying off, but they're hiring. external monitoring of the body, sensors. 106 jobs now. you can do sales, engineering. they need registered nurses, they can work for the company, respiratory therapists. range is huge. 06,000 up to 325,000. they hired 142 employees. so smaller amount of job, smaller company. but medical device company that's hiring. that's rare right now because of obamacare. >> eric: what about the highway 55 burgers shakes and fries? >> 50s theme burgers, they've got 3,000 jobs. they used to be called andy's. they are going to be expanding, a bunch of states, florida, south carolina, virginia, ohio, western part of north carolina.
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they need everybody. they need people that can cook, that can wait. they need managers and assistant managers, things like that. the range is big because you can either work hourly, be a server, or you can be a franchise owner. the salary range is huge. 30 k up to $200,000. but the caveat here, you have to open that you franchise, which a lot of our veterans are doing now with the breaks they're getting on the financing. >> batteries plus. >> batteries are in everything. power tools need batteries. atv's need batteries, cars. the exit sign in your hallway or office. that needs a battery. this is a company that sells them and it's actually really interesting. they've got 81 jobs. 530 locations across the country. associates make $12 an hour or so. but engineers, analysts can make upwards of $70,000. again, it's franchising that they've got 530 locations. 46 states, batteries. >> eric: the last one? >> everything is in the cloud. data, all your information, all your pictures, everything is going into the cloud.
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189 jobs. 175 of those are based in the united states. they've got a great benefits package. i.t. company, based in austin, texas, expanding in san antonio and austin in particular. engineers, product developers, network admins. regular salary, 57,000. >> eric: very good. always good information. don't forget to find out where the jobs are, log on to caso casone.com. >> eric: president bush was in office, obama said raising the debt ceiling was irresponsible. now he says it's irresponsible not to. laura ingraham top of the hour. and miss america's got talent. those moves, among other things won the judges over. miss america, 2013, right here live. check it out.
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is tuesday, january 15, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you have a great day. thanks for spending part of it with us. the president drawing a hard line with republicans and congress, all about the debt ceiling. >> they even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> gretchen: but when barak obama was a senator, he said raising the debt ceiling was irresponsible. so which one is it? laura ingraham just moments away to tackle that one. >> steve: meanwhile, is he really sorry? hours after lance armstrong apparently admitted to oprah that he had doped for years, there are reports he's ready to name names of other cheaters. oh, boy. >> eric: all right. miss america's got talent.
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>> miss new york! [ cheers and applause ] >> eric: what the new miss america had to do before winning the crown. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. >> gretchen: i guess the cue, they didn't get your cue. now. here we are. >> steve: welcome aboard. eric is in for brian. he's on vacation. he'll be back one of these days. good to have you. >> eric: good to be here. >> steve: before your big fife show. >> eric: i started doing this and people said no, just stay with -- weird. >> gretchen: i know when suggested that. >> eric: you do, don't you? >> gretchen: i do. i think brian is back tomorrow, but we love when you're here. >> eric: thanks for having me. >> gretchen: let's get to your headlines. unbelievable story for you, a five-year-old girl from philly recovering in the hospital this morning after being snatched from school.
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watch this video here. she's being snatched right there, blindfolded by her kidnapper. earlier this morning a good samaritan found her hiding under a jungle gym in a playground screaming. surveillance video shows she left with a woman in a muslim veil who pretended to be her mother. signed her out of the school. school district officials admit to go a serious break in procedure. so far police have not made any arrests. a pakinstani girl reportedly ordering their arrest of the country's prime minister on corruption allegations. the case involves private power stations set up to provide electricity to the energy starved country. the bidding process was allegedly rigged. it comes as thousands are rallying against the government now for a second day. linebacker belcher was drunk when he murdered his girlfriend. a newly leased autopsy reveals his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. as you can see in the video, cops gave him a pass when they found him passed out inside his
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car just hours before the shooting. later he shot his girlfriend and drove to the chiefs' practice facility where he turned the gun on himself. lance armstrong denied it for years. >> if i can't be any clearer, i've never taken drugs. incidents like that could never happen. how clear is that? >> gretchen: now apparently a bombshell confession. reports say he has admitted to oprah that he took performance enhancing drugs. he visited his live strong cancer foundation before the interview and apologized to 100 staffers. earlier, a long-time friend says it's time for armstrong to tell the truth. >> i think his move at this point is his legacy going to be livestrong. it's going to be the charity. and i think he needs to move forward. i think the sport of cycling needs to move forward and none of that happens until he admits what he has done, taking performance enhancing drugs.
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>> gretchen: he is now reportedly offering to name names as well of other cheaters. those are your headlines this morning. >> steve: laura ingraham joins us from our nation's capitol. laura, what do you think of lance armstrong? here he is, he cemented his record as the most notorious liar of the modern age. >> lance armstrong should get into politics. [ laughter ] the perfect profession for him. i'm a big cyclist. it's sad. it's not surprising, obviously. i think about his teammates, the guys who rode with him and how hard they work and how hard they train and i guess this is all the rage. >> gretchen: they can be on the list. they might be on the list now. who knows? >> did all of them dope? the saddest thing is that for kids, for whom lance armstrong really was the symbol of excellence and hard work and he survived cancer and all of that, it's sad for them. i think we adults kind of knew the writing was on the wall.
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aren't we a little tired of these confessions to oprah? can't we've moratorium on people who go to oprah to confess whatever everybody else knew they already had been guilty of? it all is part of the celebrity entertainment complex that we all have to endure every day. i think it's all pretty tiresome. >> eric: from one guy who changed his tune from a year or two ago or several years ago, to another guy who has been changing his tune lately -- >> politics! >> eric: senator obama in 2006 and 2007 and maybe 2008 voted against raising the debt ceiling. listen to what he had to say about the debt ceiling. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion from the first 42 presidents, number 43 added $4 trillion by
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his lonesome. we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $0,000 for -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. that's irresponsible! it's unpatriotic. >> eric: laura, hang in there. here is president obama from yesterday. >> america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> eric: a little confused. are you? >> i like that 2006 obama. sounds like that was ripped right out of my radio show. that is hilarious! so we owe china all this money. 30,000 per family. boling, i think that number is about 55,000 per family or is it 60,000 per family now because of
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it the trillion dollars. now it's almost $17 trillion. >> eric: on its way a lot higher, too. >> right. so look, i don't understand in the white house they're used to getting a free pass from most folks in the media on these completely divergent points of view, or if they think, i won by a significant margin and i seem to be having pretty good approval ratings right now, so doesn't matter what i said several years ago. >> gretchen: i'm with you on that. but i do believe that there were reporters yesterday that did take him to task who brought up what he had said in 2006 and 2008. and he still went on and to me, he is very good at simplifying the issues whether or not he's actually telling the truth, and so i'm wondering whether or not it will continue to work for him to simplify and dumb down this whole discussion. will it? >> it will, gretchen, if republicans don't rush to the microphone right after the
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president does a press conference and frankly, expose the things he just uttered. what john boehner issued a written statement after the president got up there and did his stevearino performance where oh, i'm not going to take away all greater thans, and people are afraid that somehow we're going to have massive gun control that takes away all their guns, a little rhetorical slights of hand. they're not going to take all their guns, but what guns are you going to take away? and on the debility ceiling, same deal. i do believe, even if a reporter happens to bring this up, that the president is not all that worried about it because he believes that the republicans have their backs up against the wall and frankly, he believes that they are no match for his razzle dazzle approach to politics. so far, at least, the republicans have not -- i don't believe, really risen to the occasion to expose, challenge, and offer a positive alternative.
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and i know they're trying, but issuing a written statement is not going to defeat the rhetorical skills of this president. >> steve: let's see what happens. in the meantime, let's talk about colin powell, former secretary of state. he was on one of the chat shows on sunday and he supposedly was republican once upon a time. but he blasted republicans for intolerance, among other things. then when you look at the republican party and it was the republican party that has raised susanna martinez and mia love this past election cycle and allen west, the cycle before that. and what about the first african-american secretary of state, condy rice? they're all republican. >> yeah. or supreme court justice clarence thomas for whom i clerked. again, colin powell, i happen to know him a little bit. i think he's a very nice guy. he's a wonderful person, patriotic man, great service to this country. but it's a very curious thing, right. colin powell went to the u.n., gave his testimony about weapons of mass destruction.
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he wrote in his memoir that that was kind of a low point for him. he didn't have all the information. it seems that colin powell is trying to continue to expiate for his sins of that testimony. and this is a man who -- he worked for a republican presidents and presumably those republican presidents don't have the view that the republican party is riddled with racism and has a dark vein of intolerance. look, when powell went on that "meet the press," he knew that that line was going to get picked up. he knew that that would drive the news cycle for the next 24 hours. he knew that. >> eric: where was the follow-up that steve just asked? what about condy rice? what about mia love? >> well, how about the intolerance toward people of faith? deeply religious catholics and evangelical conservatives who don't appreciate what's been
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happening with drug mandates and all of the ways that religious liberty has been rolled over by this administration? >> steve: or legal gun owners who have been steam rolled? >> right. who have been demonized. thank you. >> gretchen: let me play devil's advocate for a minute. >> okay, gretchen. >> gretchen: governor bobby jindal, i mean, i'm not agreeing with the choice of words that colin powell used. but bobby jindal, after the election cycle did challenge republicans to maybe look at the way in which they've been operating to try and get more minorities into the party. >> so did i. >> gretchen: so you would agree with that philosophy? >> i would agree that republicans as we just discussed, have done a fairly lousy job of selling the wonder of economic liberty and even of family, social conservative values. i believe that all of that is good for america, it's good for individuals, it's good for minorities. tom soul wrote a piece this morning about why liberalism has failed blacks.
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wonderful column about just focusing on san francisco, what liberal policies have done to black workers and the black family. i would challenge colin powell frankly, to a debate on whether liberalism, climate change regulation he wants, i guess more affirmative action. he's pro choice, and now he believes that immigration amnesty is going to help i guess the wages of the black family? liberalism has been an utter disaster for black america. and i don't think, frankly, in that "meet the press" appearance we heard much about the abysmal failure of those policy when is it comes to individual black workers in the united states. weapons of mass destruction has been found. the democrats found it. it was colin powell. okay? it's blowing up on the republicans. i wrote a piece about colin powell in 1995, an op ed for the "new york times," saying why colin powell is a bad choice for the gop to be the nominee. it was a long time ago when office lawyer. but again, i like colin powell,
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but i'm not really clear why he's a republican these days. it doesn't seem to compute. >> steve: it doesn't. laura, thank you very much for dropping by on this morning. >> thanks. >> gretchen: coming up, the vice president wants to use james bond technology to stop stolen guns from being fired. can that really happen? are we there yet? the man behind the technology next. >> eric: the flu claimed a new victim. the high five, kids are being told to elbow bump. is that a little too much? >> steve: the high five, that's a nickname for your show, isn't it? until it is. >> eric: it is what's next?
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it happened this morning outside stockholm, sweden. the train thankfully was empty. the woman, a cleaning lady, was seriously hurt. police have no idea yet why she would steal a train. >> eric: meanwhile, wal-mart giving a big thank you to the brave men and women who have served this nation. the retail chain will offer to hire any veteran looking for a job. the veterans need to have left the military in good standing within the last year. the program will start appropriately enough, on memorial day. all right. eric, up to you. >> eric: thank you. it's technology only found in the movies. watch. >> the ptks .9 millimeter. it's been coded to steel pump that only you can fire it. more of a personal statement. >> eric: gun that knows its owner. impossible? it may not be as far off as you think. robert mcnamara is founder of trigger smart a company
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developing smart gun technology. robert, look up, look out. there you go. so a couple of questions for you, sir. we were talk being this in the break. two issues. number one, if someone breaks into my house, a gun, this gun can only recognize my palm print or fingerprint, right? >> no. we don't use biometrics. i think we better leave that for james bond. we use radio frequency identification, so the authorized user will wear an rfid tag that disables the blocking mechanism on the gun and then the authorized user can fire the weapon. >> eric: so it could be more than one authorized user to fire the weapon? >> correct. you could have like spare keys for your house, you could have multiple types. >> eric: okay. do i have to have a key on me when i use the gun? >> yes, you would have to wear an authorization tag, which is an rfid tag, which can be worn
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>> i want to say congratulations to 23-year-old mallory hagin from brooklyn, new york, who won the miss america pageant on saturday. [ applause ] you can tell she is from brooklyn 'cause instead of saying she wanted world peace, she was like war? forget about it. >> over the weekend the miss america pageant was won by a woman from brooklyn. [ cheering ] brooklyn! yes, she was the first winner to stroll down the runway and say, hey, i'm walking here! [ laughter ] >> gretchen: that's right. she had a lot of personality. five years ago mallory hagin moved to new york city prosecute a small town in alabama with a suitcase in her hand and $1,000. today she joins us as the newly crowned miss america 2013. great to see you and i was lucky enough to be there saturday night. welcome to the family. >> thank you. >> gretchen: of miss america. what do you feel like when you hear them making fun of you, 'cause trust me, throughout the rest of the year, no matter what you say or what you do, the press will pick it up and turn a million different ways.
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>> of course. no, i think -- i mean, i was on jimmy fallon, conan o'brien said my name. i'm okay with any of that. you can make fun of me all you want. >> gretchen: so you come to new york with $1,000 in your pocket. one of the great stories about you is people will see you as somebody who picked herself up from the boot straps and made something out of your life. what's your message? >> i said this in my interview to the judges. i took the road less traveled and i didn't do what i guess what society would consider the norm. i didn't go straight from high school to college and finish my degree. i just really wanted to figure out what i wanted to do with my life. i think that's my message, especially to young girls is it's okay for you to take time to figure out what your passion is going to be and education is extremely important. but let's make sure you're going to school for what you want to do and that you have a passion for what you're doing. >> gretchen: exactly. miss america is all about education. the largest scholarship program in the world for women. you win $50,000 scholarship. you're going to be talking a lot about stem, which is science, technology, engineering and math. you're going to be meeting with
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the secretary of education. >> i'm so excited, yes. we will perhaps be in washington this coming weekend for volunteering. so we'll work with the community service day on sunday. i'll really excited. >> gretchen: another big part of miss america is the talent aspect of it. you gave a dynamic tap dance performance. >> thanks. >> gretchen: it was amazing. you exuded personality from the stage. let's watch. ♪ . >> i still haven't seen the telecast. >> gretchen: it might take a while before you have time. this is a snippet of it. i understand dancing, you come by it from your family? >> yeah. my grandmother owned a dance studio in tennessee where i was originally born. and then i moved to alabama when i was about two. my mom opened a dance studio. i got it from all angles, dancing for a long time. >> gretchen: another inspirational message you're going to have this year is the idea that you have not always been this perfect image of
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weight. i also struggled with my weight. here you are back when you competed a few years ago. what message do you give to young girls about weight and image and that sort of thing? >> you know, i think you should just have to take life day by day. when i moved here, i had 1,000 bucks in my pocket. the cheeps place to eat was mcdonald's. as i progressed and learned how my body works and what was appropriate and what was going to be the best thing to compete working out, i took it day by day and it's something i struggle with every single day. but it's really important to make healthy decisions so that you live longer life. >> gretchen: you're going to have a fantastic year. you're just getting started. mallory hagin, miss america 2013, we wish you all the best and hope to see you frequently every time you come to new york. >> yes, please. >> gretchen: all the best. congratulations. >> thanks. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," he was locked up in a
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mexican prison on bogus gun charges. there he is there, the former marine, veteran, jon hammer, describes in detail for the very first time how he survived. and we'll be live at the detroit auto show. what do you have? >> good morning to you. i'm just another face in the crowd. look at all these cameras. they're all looking at the latest models. there are cars, too. the latest nissan coming up when we come back, as well as all the other unveils at the detroit auto show. it's a big one.
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♪ . >> steve: it's your shot of the morning. pepper the pair rot and yes, he's driving. andrew gray, computer engineering student down in florida, says he builds the bird buggy because pepper can't fly and hates being alone. so the parrot would constantly be screeching from his came, take me for a walk. now, by steering with his beak, pepper can go all over the house. it took pepper about three months to learn how to drive. >> gretchen: does he always
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drive to "lavida loca"? >> steve: if he's lucky. >> gretchen: that's still a great tune. the guys are with it -- aren't with me on this one. >> steve: we've had dogs driving, now birds driving. what is next. >> eric: with fish eating the guy's -- fish catching fishermen? >> steve: yeah. right up to there. >> gretchen: that's right. the tarpen who ate the guy's arm. we got to move on. is president obama about to bypass congress on gun control? this is a big issue. in a few hours, joe biden will release his task force's recommendations on how he believes to stop gun violence. but we already know the president is considering 19 executive orders on guns. now more from the white house. do you know what they are, kelly? >> i don't know what they are. officially we know that the vice president did share some recommendations with the president yesterday following that news conference. in the wake of the school tragedy that happened at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, just a month ago, the president made a
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vow that he would take meaningful action to curb gun violence in an effort to prevent massacres like this from happening in the future. during that news conference at the white house on monday, the president said he would do whatever he can, with or without the help of congress. >> i'm confident that there is some steps we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> some of the proposals the vice president may have recommended include tighter controls on assault weapons, high capacity magazines that have 30 rounds or more, and conducting universal background checks. some congressional supporters of the nra, national rifle association, say the president's focus should include a plan to address not only guns, but mental illness as well. >> this is a very important constitutional right and we are very dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that standpoint. what we want to focus on are ways to make sure that people
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with serious mental difficulties are kept away from firearms. >> the nra is opposed to any measure or legislation that would ban assault weapons or those high capacity ammunition magazines. nra believes the president will not have enough votes to pass such legislation in the first place. but keep in mind, the president can execute an executive order to make it tougher on some gun control situations. in addition to that, the president says when it comes time to present his proposals, all members of congress should and their conscience. back to you. >> steve: it's raining now, isn't it? >> it is. nice, cold, brisk rainy day in lovely washington, d.c. >> gretchen: i love kelly 'cause he always puts a positive spin on everything and always has a smile on his face. thanks so much. let's talk about this topic. remember that freed marine in mexico? he's speaking bout being held this a mexican prison.
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he says that extortion we heard about. we interviewed his mom for the first time on "fox & friends." she was nervous to come forward because she had been extorted for some of this money for his freedom ostensibly. he explained now that extortion was coming from fellow prisoners. he also said what kept him going during all that time, four months. >> did they give you breakfast, lunch and dinner like they would in a u.s. prison? >> no. where i was, i was away from the general population and where all the food is. so usually i would get at least one meal a day. sometimes i could go 24 hours without that. then other times i could get more than a meal a day and snack off things that people feeling sorry would help me out. >> so they didn't give you a regular meal program. they just maybe, whatever they felt like it, they'd come by with food for you. and water, did you have access to water? >> luckily i had access to
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water. >> what was the fear factor, as far as you're concerned? were you afraid for your life in there? were you fearful? >> i mean, there is definitely a time in there where i had to keep that in mind. but i wouldn't really concentrate on that because i didn't want that to make me have any mistake or anything like that. >> how did you pass the time? >> it was very slow. it's a lot of being inside your head. you know. it's difficult. >> was there anything you could do? do you have any books? did you have any radio or anything like that? >> i had would books while i was there that i got from the american consulate. >> and they were? >> i read "the last stand of fox company." it's about the marine corps in north korea. and i also read the bible. i read the whole old testament
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and almost all the new testament. >> steve: lot of guys in prison do that. on this program we said it would be great if he was home for christmas and he was. >> gretchen: now your headlines. british woman who got if trouble for wearing a cross at work, remember this story? she's won the landmark religious discrimination case. the female employee has been fighting for this case since 2006 when she was sent home without pay from her job at british airways for refusing to remove the silver cross from around her neck. she felt discriminated against for her faith. today a european court of human rights agreed with her. it ordered the airline pay her 32,000 euros, or 47,000 u.s. dollars in restitution. >> steve: meanwhile, police planning to use gps to fight painkiller drug thefts. new york city top cop ray kelly wants to put fake pill bottles in pharmacies with real supplies so cops can track bottles stolen in robberies. it comes as prescription drug thefts are on the rise and increasingly becoming more
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violent n. 2011, four people were murdered during a holdup at a long island pharmacy. remember that? police say they are targeting prescription abuse because it is a gateway to other drugs. >> eric: all right. fears over the widespread flu outbreak getting out of hand. at least one new york city youth sports group is discouraging kids from giving high fives and fist pumps. the soccer club sent parents an e-mail warning them the safest thing to do instead is to elbow bump instead. like that. >> gretchen: just like that. kind of agree with it 'cause the flu is epidemic. she was on the edge of all her gloriy during a concert in canada. lady gaga's pants, splitting, in an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on stage. it happened when she tried jumping onto a motorcycle while singing "heavy metal lover." the show must go on. she reportedly kept on singing like nothing happened. tough to bring in the
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seamstress. does she have on underwear? >> steve: i didn't look that close. >> eric: they blurred it. >> steve: the crowd was gaga. day two of the detroit auto show. we've got a look at the hottest cars getting the biggest buzz. joining united us, jeff flock. hello. >> steve, i think lady gaga should have jumped into the new nissan versa. you wouldn't rip your pants. it doesn't look like your dad's versa. that's the latest one to be unveiled. yesterday the vw cross blue, do you know what that is? well, ford knows because it's going to be the competitor to the explorer. seven passenger suv, sexy looking car as well. vw, once world domination. they want to be the world's biggest auto maker. then toyota coming up with a replacement for the corolla. it's the world's biggest seller
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for toyota. the fury concept, a cool orange color and it's much better styling than anything you've seen from toyota before. speak of styling, part of that deal between fiat and chrysler was celoms ratties in the u.s. so they unveiled the maserati, sexy car, lot of money. probably won't sell a lot of them here. but part of the deal. and last but not least, this one perhaps for eric because i know he loves the chevy volt. he's a real fan of that. if he doesn't like the volt, maybe he likes the corvette. this is the 7th generation chevy corvette. pretty sexy car. lot of people like it. think it's a little more european in styling. they brought back the stingray name also. and so the other thing i want to mention to eric is that today if he didn't like the volt, he's definitely not going to like the electric cadillac. that's being unveiled in an hour. it's going to be called the elr. there go.
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>> steve: nicely done. >> eric: thank you. the volt, i had a lot of problems test driving it. but i will tell you i saw a tesla the other day. i'm on-line waiting. allegedly i'm going to be the first one to test drive the tesla in new york, first news person to be able to do that. that one looks interesting. >> gretchen: it's only six times more expensive. >> eric: the lower model is really not. the lowest model is almost comparable to about the mid range volt and the difference is it has a real 300-mile range for the tesla as opposed to the volt. >> steve: you know your electric cars. >> eric: i do know the electric cars. >> steve: straight ahead, drop two sizes, four inches and 20 pounds in six weeks. the proof is in the pictures. we'll show you how. >> gretchen: plus, lance armstrong's admits he's a liar, but he's not done. could these supposeed -- the supposed cheater expose more?
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>> steve: new details just out this morning, oprah winfrey now saying the former cyclist, lance arp strong, did not come clean in, quote, the manner she was expecting, saying she will leave it up to the viewers to side what he's saying. but if armstrong indeed used performance enhancing drugs for the last decade, will there be any legal fallout? let's talk to a guy who is an expert, peter johnson, jr. >> what is the legal fallout? the legal fallout is that they tried to indict him earlier, the federal government walked away from it. the u.s. anti-doping agency is very angry at him. they want to suck his blood even when he wants to fess up to it. he wants to say, i want to go back and be a triathlete. i saw mr. babbitt on this morning who was one of the great triathletes. he was pushing for him to get back into the triathlete
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reportedly yesterday before he sat down with oprah, he went to the livestrong foundation and it was apparently a tearful meeting where he said, i'm sorry that what i have done has brought trouble for this particular charity and this foundation which he has supported for many years. if he comes clean in some measure, and we have to watch the interview tomorrow night, and says, i'm sorry, and you say some people will forgive him, but a lot of people will always remember, he was a liar. >> he's facing jeopardy in coming clean. will he come clean all the way? will the federal investigation be opened again? will the u.s. postal service take back the sponsorship money? does he rat everybody out? does he say the other guys were doing it. they were wrong. the sponsors knew about it. they were wrong. the association knew about it. they were wrong. what does he do? he's got another 50 years to livehere is the thing, apparently this is all part of after effort to restore his im. what he wants, is like you said, to be able to compete at the
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super elite triathalon. the question is, will the anti-doping association, which has instituted a lifetime ban against him, would they ever change their mind? >> they can't under their rules. under their rules if you rat somebody else out, we can put you back and allow you to compete in some form. maybe. but does he restore his life? does he again become a new transformed image, a hero for america from being a liar? >> steve: lance armstrong, let's see what he says to oprah tomorrow. all right. peter, thank you. next up, drop two sizes, four inches and 20 pounds in six weeks? it's true. we've got the pictures to prove it. and we're about to show you how you can make it happen , sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!!
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ed. >> there are 19 executive orders on guns in the pipeline from the white house. as the nra gets heat over a new target practice app for kids. and the president says basically that it's his way or the highway. what is the gop going to do now? representative steve king joins us on that and lance armstrong, will he face charges? what we are now learning at the top of the hour when bill and i see you on "america's newsroom." >> steve: thanks. >> gretchen: if you're struggling with your resolution to lose weight, listen to this. a new diet plan claims you can drop two sizes, lose four inches and be 20 pounds lighter in just six weeks. really? >> steve: ladies and gentlemen, it's called the shred red diet and the guy behind the plan, dr. even smith joins us now to explain how it works. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: what do you do? you shred up the betty crocker cookbook? >> almost. it's really just a plan of really basic food. i started this really on twitter to my followers. i would tweet out a little plan and they were losing three pounds, four pounds a week.
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it's about meal spacing. that is you have to eat every three to four hours. so you eat four meals and three snacks a day. when you do that -- >> steve: it's not a big meal. >> no, when you eat four times, you don't want a big meal. you can't eat that much. it's about really keeping your hormones stable. your instinct spikes no longer exist. people who skip meals and say, i'll eat twice a day, that's horrific because you get the spikes in your insulin. >> eric: what about eating late at night? a lot of people say don't eat before go to bed. >> the truth is, you don't eat 90 minutes within going to key. there is no ma'amic number past 8 or 10. it's time to let your body metabolize. >> gretchen: what about diet soda? i see that. there has been a lot of talk this week about sodas in general and weight loss. >> the issue with diet soda is not that diet soda is necessarily bad. it's the behavior around people who drink diet soda. they tend to drink it, but then order 2,000 calories worth of food with it because they think the diet soda helped them.
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so the diet soda is not bad burks the eating behind it. the reason why people love the shred program is because as you can see, it's regular food. yes, you can have pancakes and bacon. but look, these are proper sizes. america, the portions are out of control. you can have a sandwich. a grilled salmon, great for protein, omega 3 fatty acids. everybody who tweet me says i love this because it's not a diet. it's eating better. >> steve: i have a feeling you met jennifer because she did your diet. we have a picture that shows her before and after. >> gretchen: wow. >> steve: that's amazing. >> six weeks. and she's down more. once again, it's not radical exercise. only 30 minutes you do every other day. and you do it in segments. may do 15 in the morning and 15 at night. the program is meant to be accessible to everyone. diabetics, vegetarian, families are doing it. it's wonderful. >> gretchen: let's look at this before and after. >> this is ahmed. he's dropped 64 pounds since august. men do lose weight faster because men have more lean
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